High Pressure X-Ray Crystallography with the Diamond Cell at NIST/NBS
http://nvl.nist.gov/pub/nistpubs/jres/106/6/j66pie.pdf

Gasper J. Piermarini, National Institute of Standards and Technology


This 32-page pdf from the Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology details the invention of the diamond anvil cell and the ruby fluorescence technique, which are used in X-ray crystallography, and are particularly helpful for X-ray diffraction, spectroscopy and optical polarizing microscopy. These techniques have enabled studies of materials at very high temperatures, where many high pressure physical phenomena occur.


Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Topics: Solid Earth:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Solid Earth:Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques